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[430] ταῦτα: i.e. “πολεμήια ἔργα. — θοῷ”: quick, swift, with reference to readiness for action in war. cf. 536, 571, 8.215, (Ares) “καλός τε καὶ ἀρτίπος θ 310. — μελήσει”: will be a care. Cf. 6.492. — “Ares and Athena will see to the war; you need not trouble yourself about that.”

The whole scene, 370-430, is intended to afford a relief to the descriptions of conflicts on the battlefield.

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